I'm not sure I have ever seen a movie (well outside of TAXI DRIVER) that captures the seediness of the 70s better than this. It's such an odd picture, and not an accessible one either. I'm trying to imagine an average movie goer coming across this. I'm sure that wouldn't go well.
Gazzara is great in this. He's so obsessed with his bad "strip" show. I kept trying to figure out who these people were going to this thing. It…
A week or so ago had viewed the theatrical cut of the film, and now the Director's cut (or re-cut as the featurette's refer to it as) that is on the new Scream Factory Blu-ray special edition.
This cut makes a huge difference on a movie I already had liked. More linear, and by shifting the focus of the wife's story really improves the narrative. Lithgow's multiple personalities are much more shocking when introduced. You start off by hating the…